Your Future Is Our Business

Alvernia offers several different business degree programs, each instructed by outstanding faculty and accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). Combining classroom and experiential learning, the business programs at Alvernia deliver a broad-based approach that prepares students for careers in Accounting, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing, and Sport Management.

Business Department Mission Statement

The Alvernia University Business Department is committed to providing equal opportunities for all students to acquire a global business perspective. Students develop the relevant knowledge, skills, abilities, and behaviors required of business professionals through academic and experiential learning, delivered by a faculty dedicated to excellence in teaching. Our business professors are devoted to providing students the challenges, experiences, and tools necessary to develop into ethical high-performers and reflective members of the international business community.

Teaching Excellence

The Alvernia Business faculty has solid academic qualifications and years of business experience to provide students with expert instruction on the most current trends and practices in the business world. Students learn from professors who currently practice, publish and impart contemporary and cutting-edge practices. Courses are renewed constantly as knowledge gained through faculty research enters classrooms to enrich the experience of students.

Real-World Experiences

As an undergraduate student in the business program, the world is at your fingertips. Inside the classroom, you'll benefit from one-on-one relationships with faculty who have extensive practical experience. Outside the classroom, you can participate in learning opportunities in real business settings through internships and cooperative experiences. Your Alvernia business degree will prepare you not only for your first job but also for a successful career.

Business Program Offerings:

Associate of Science Degree in Business (2 years)

Bachelor of Science Degree in Business (4 years) with concentrations in:

Healthcare Administration
Human Resource Management
Sport Management

Minor in Business

Masters of Business Administration (MBA)


Alvernia University’s Business Department is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). For information explaining all of the benefits of earning a degree from an ACBSP accredited program, please visit or send an e-mail to

Each institution accredited by ACBSP must file a Quality Assurance (QA) report with ACBSP every two years until each reaffirmation of accreditation, which occurs every ten years. The purpose of the QA determination can be made that the business unit remains in compliance with ACBSP accreditation standards. Any activity or change within the institution and/or the business unit that alters the status of accreditation standards must be reported. The business unit must inform ACBSP how they routinely provide reliable information to the public on their performance, including student achievement, in their quality assurance reports. The following is a link to our most recent QA report for your information.

Professional Affiliations

  • Ms. Allison Althouse - Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), 2015-present; Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA), 2016-present
  • Dr. Samuel M. Bradley - American Marketing Association (AMA)
  • Dr. Beth Berret - Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), 20+ years membership
  • Ms. Mary Ellen Wells - International Academy of Legal Studies & Business, 2001-present;  Berks County Bar Association, 2012-present
  • Dr. Scott Ballantyne - Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials, 1988-present; Eastern Education Research Association (EERA), 2000-present
  • Dr. Travis Berger - International Leadership Association (ILA), 2012-present

Contact Admissions:



Reading, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Allentown regions of Pennsylvania and New York, New Jersey, Maryland areas

Alvernia is your key to the business community and networking. Share experiences with classmates from Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Maryland and many other regions in the tri-state area and across the country.


Where Alumni Work

  • Citizens Bank
  • Beard Miller & Co.
  • Walt Disney World
  • Magnatech International
  • Ernst & Young
  • Vanguard
  • Carpenter Technology
  • Hi-Tech Communications
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Kellogg’s
  • Pepperidge Farm
  • AT&T
  • Prudential
  • First Union
  • Aetna
  • Morton Powder Coatings
  • Rohm & Haas
  • Haines & Kibblehouse
  • US Department of Treasury
  • US Department of Finance
  • Sovereign Bank
  • Strohmann/Maier’s Bakery
  • Webb Insurance
  • InRoads
  • Reading Royals
  • Olsen/DeTurck
  • Philadelphia Eagles
  • Cott Beverage
  • Four Seasons Produce
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Camden Riversharks
A business degree from Alvernia opens doors to careers with a variety of companies throughout the region and the nation.


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Alvernia offers several different business degree programs, each instructed by business-savvy faculty with real-world expertise.

Department Chair

Dr. Samuel M. Bradley
Associate Professor of Business
Business Department Chair

business degrees

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